Avicii LE7ELS Tour in Los Angeles [Show Review]September 19th, 2012 ⋅ Editorials, Events ⋅ by Digi Moses
When Daft Punk last toured in the States in their now famous “Alive” tour, everyone was blown back by the intricate design of their “Pyramid”, their set design that blasted colorful lasers and stunning visuals at the time . The “visuals arms race” that’s been unfolding in the last couple of years’ are what led to Saturday night at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, with Avicii pulling out all the stops to be the forerunner in this visual arms race for his tour to rock Los Angeles not just for one night, but for unforgettable three nights.
23 year-old Tim Bergling aka “Avicii” knows how to blow away his crowd, and blow them away in a way never envisoned before. When his new live setup was first unveiled at Coachella this year, no one expected to see the famous producer to be djing from a monstrous and gigantic head. But that’s not all there is to this unusual DJ booth. During the course of the night in Santa Monica, and which you can view below in our photo gallery, many breath-taking 3-D visuals were projected onto the head of his DJ Booth, mapping visuals such as starry night, to different shapes and colors, and going as far as creating the illusion of the lips singing along to one his well-known tracks, “Le7els”. Avicii dominated the night by not only blasting away the crowd with visuals that accompanied his songs and the atmosphere he intended to create, but truly showed that he is a forerunner in the “visuals arms race” that DJ’s strive for in order to remain as the talk on everyone’s lips for shows and performances to attend.
Avicii’s show was not all about the visuals, however, as many come to see what the DJ has in store for the crowd, whether it is new songs or a spin on old classics, and needless to say, Avicii delivered on both ends. Not only did he play tracks such as “Le7els” and “Fade Into Darkness”, but brought a few twists and remixes into play as well, such as mixing in his original “Silhouettes” with a remix recently created by Lazy Rich. Avicii’s set proved to skeptical fans that he was more than “the DJ who’s famous for that one song” and that he can actually perform as a DJ should. Songs that played throughout included his newest collabration with Mike Posner, “Stay With You”, “Next Order” by Dog Blood, “Hells Bells” by Albin Meyers and “Mighty Love” by Eric Prydz, even going as far as ending the night with a remix of “Zombie Nation” that had the whole crowd chanting along.
Despite all the difficulties that he countered throughout the tour and the criticism he gets for his sets, Avicii rocked Los Angeles with not only a phenomenal set that had the crowd moving and left die-hard Avicii fans satisified, but visuals, lights, and colors that we’re fun to watch and mind blowing to experience at the same time. Who knows what Avicii will set-up Avicii will have for his next show or tour, but you can expect more from the big head of this talented young producer….literally!